Whangarei Golf Club

Denby Crescent, Tikipunga,

Whangarei, Northland

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 437 0775
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 437 0775
  • Fax

    +64 (0)9 437 1984
  • Golf pro

    Neil Van Vliet

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and residential.

  • Designer:


SSS or slope






How to get there:

4 km N of Whangarei

From Hwy 1 at southern end of Whangarei, turn right into Tarewa Rd, direction City Centre. After 1.5 km at roundabout take Bank St. After 2 km at traffic lights keep right and follow Mill Road direction Tikipunga. After 3 km turn left into Denby Crescent direction Golf Club. After 1 km where road bends sharply right, turn left into golf.

Whangarei Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1907

Whangarei Golf Club (also known as Mount Denby): although the front-nine at Whangarei has its moments, it sometimes comes up a tad short of expectations, with several small, unbunkered greens, and a couple of fairly weak holes at the par-3 4th and par-4 9th. Other holes make a better impression, not least the undulating par-4 6th.

Standing alongside the 6th tee is the most extraordinary Norfolk pine, its two trunks spiralling skywards in all manner of directions - a remarkable tree, famed throughout Whangarei. The elevated 6th green provides terrific views back over Whangarei before a certain level of mediocrity takes over again, but only up to the 10th.

The back-nine could be a different course altogether. Full of interesting holes, a downhill par-5 to start, then a more twisting par-5. The 12th, 13th and 14th are all excellent par-4s and the par-3 15th over water is terrific. If ever there was a course of two halves, then perhaps this is it, but its the twin-trunked pine that really steals the show.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Whangarei GC (originally known as Marsden GC), moved to its current Mount Denby home in 1916. Since that time the present 18-hole layout has steadily been created.

Nearby Whangarei Harbour was originally known in Maori as Teranga Paraoa (water in which whales run). As European settlers arrived, the name Whangarei was adopted, combining Whanga (harbour) and Rei (cherished possession). Whangarei is pronounced "Fungerai"; in NZ place names beginning "Wh" are typically pronounced "F".

Whangarei Falls, located 5 km northeast of the city, is a popular tourist attraction. At the heart of Whangarei is an award winning waterfront development, a popular haven for visiting yachts. The development includes the popular Claphams Clocks collection, art and craft galleries, speciality shops, cafes and restaurants.


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